Methemoglobin (spmet) is a breakthrough measurement that allows clinicians to noninvasively and immediately detect elevated levels of methemoglobin in the blood—facilitating earlier diagnosis and treatment for patients with methemoglobinemia, a dangerous but underdiagnosed and undertreated condition.
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methemoglobinemia is an important clinical condition, more common than generally believed, and is linked to increased morbidity and mortality. 1
many procedures and drugs commonly used in clinical practice—including ino therapy in neonates—have been documented as contributing to induced methemoglobinemia. 1
methemoglobinemia occurs across all care areas and patient populations yet is often unrecognized and misdiagnosed.